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for a previous production "This play is divided into two perspectives...Conflict allows the playwright to editorialise, so to speak, on the state of modern media, on the loss of true news coverage and journalistic integrity to the endless, slavish reportage of celebrity gossip. It is another great cultural casualty of our times and Naylor nails it...The audience is wondering if and how these worlds may intersect. Well, intersect they do and it is a magnificent and spectacular climax." Full Review
for a previous production "Llewelyn-Williams is appealing on many levels...The lad grows up as we watch. He tells of his dreams and fears. He tells of his hope to impress against the odds with an impossible feat. Audience members hold their breath as the narrative becomes more graphic and frightening. The performer has us in his spell. And suddenly an hour has gone and we have been treated to yet another brilliant piece of Fringe theatre." Full Review
for a previous production "Naylor's script is utterly elegant both in his turns of phrase and the sophistication of his thoughts…Felicity Houlbrook and Filipa Braganca are absolutely up to the mark in delivering the language, both with beautifully modulated voices and exquisite enunciation...Each compels with a gamut of emotions. Theirs are wonderful performances of a wonderful play. It is enlightening, frank, balanced, and terrifyingly relevant. It is a five-star must-see." Full Review
for a previous production "Hartstone looks wonderful as Evie...She adopts not only a good midwest accent, but throws in different American accents for other characters. And she sings, song after song, in a classic 1940s style evocative of Billie Holiday. She creates another world in the little popup Fringe venue...It’s a remote and hard-to find venue...But it is worth the effort to be magically transported into Hartstone's faraway world of Hollywood at its ruthless fairy-story height." Full Review
for a previous production "Naylor is emerging as one of the great playwrights of our time, not only handling very difficult political and gender issues but doing so with a very lyrical and potent pen...It is a dynamic, action-packed narrative delivered in a powerful performance. Lvova is a wonder to behold. She has an exceptional ability to connect with the audience, a magical outreach which is quite compelling...A vivid, brilliant and important piece of theatre." Full Review